Franco Piavoli: cinema as ethical art and poetry of the universe

Franco Piavoli

Who is Franco Piavoli Franco Piavoli is one of the best directors of all time in the independent film and documentary industry. He was born in Pozzolengo in the province of Brescia, in 1933. He attended classical high school and graduated in law in Pavia in 1956. He completed his training dedicating himself to the […]

Abacuc: experimentation that goes back to the origins of cinema

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Abacuc is a provocative, highly experimental film that brutally demolishes the standardized language that cinema has built from its origins to today, in a brutal way as has rarely been done before.  The “non” plot of Abacuc Abacuc, the protagonist of the film, is played by Dario Bacis, a forty-year-old weighing 200 kilos with a […]

A page of madness: the madness that turns into the language of cinema

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The school of new perceptions  A Page of Madness is a Japanese silent film of 1926 directed by Teinosuke Kinugasa. For over 45 years the film was lost, then found by the director himself in his warehouse randomly in 1971. It is a film designed by the Japanese Artists Movement called Shinkankakuha, which means school […]

Derek Jarman, 9 great indie films not to be missed by the English filmmaker

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Derek Jarman was born in England on January 31, 1942. He studied art in London and began painting, setting up several successful solo exhibitions. In the 1970s he openly declared himself homosexual and led public struggles for the rights of homosexuals. Later he has to fight against the AIDS disease which he was diagnosed as […]

Alejandro Jodorowsky, an artist in search of the secrets of life

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Who is Jodorowsky? Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Tocopilla, a seaside city in northern Chile, on February 17, 1929, into a family of Jewish and Ukrainian origins. In 1953 he moved to Paris and began his theatrical activity. He creates the Panico theatrical movement together with the poet Beppe Costa. He collaborates for a long […]

Nanook and other films from documentary pioneer Robert Flaherty

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Robert Flaherty, the director of the famous film Nanook of the north, was the undisputed pioneer of documentary and cinema-truth. All his filmography revolves around the great theme of the relationship between man and nature. He was born in Iron Mountain, a very small and cold town in the United States, in Michigan, on the […]

Eisenstein: Battleship Potemkin is not a “crazy shit”

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Who was Sergej Eisenstein? He was certainly one of the most famous directors in the history of cinema, capable of restructuring and inventing the language of cinema. In the world, tens of thousands of people know him above all for his most important film, the second of his filmmaking career after the Strike, The battleship […]

Dziga Vertov: The metaphysical genius of a Pole who emigrated to Russia

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Born in Poland in 1896, Dziga Vertov, born David Abelevič Kaufman, moved to Russia where he first studied medicine and then poetry and fiction. In Moscow he begins to take an interest in cinema thanks to surrealism from which he takes inspiration also for his nickname with which he becomes known, Dziga Vertov. After the […]

Lightning: an experimental documentary of Manuela Morgaine

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Lightning by Manuela Morgaine is an experimental movie – documentary, a 4-hour “monstre” film, Lightning explores in a deep and poetic way the mythologies and phenomena related to lightning, connecting them to human energy, to love, eros, melancholy, healing, dance. Interview by Silvia Tarquini, in collaboration with Alessandro Poggiani Before Lightning you did theater, literature, […]

Corona Days: a visionary and grotesque film in the time of the lockdown

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Available on the channel streaming Indiecinema the new film by Fabio Del Greco, Corona Days is an independent film poised between fiction and documentary. We had dealt with his self-sufficient and resistant cinema not many weeks ago, after viewing The smartphone woman . A few weeks, but it already seems like a century. Because since […]